A free bible version and commentary on the book of acts in easyenglish. But ye will receive power, the holy spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in jerusalem and in all judaea and samaria and to the end of the earth. Luke introduced the beginning of jesus earthly ministry with his baptism with the spirit luke 3. The theme or key to the book of acts is found in 1. This is an interactive, versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts, which is the fifth book in the new testament of the bible. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. In the twentieth century pentecost has become a source of confusion, embarrassment or division for christians, even as it has become a curiosity, if not an object of ridicule, for nonchristians. David guzik commentary on acts 2, where the holy spirit is poured out on the church.
Pauls defense before the mob at jerusalem, chapter 22. The instruments whom the lord first employed in spreading the christian religion, could have made no progress without this gift, which proved that their authority was from god. Pentecost means fiftieth and refers to the feast of weeks exodus 34. This passage in which peter and john heal a lame man is the first scene in the book of acts after the story of pentecost in chapter 2. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. Fifty days after the resurrection of jesus christ from death and the grave, and ten days after he ascended up into heaven, a great event took place, the equal of which the world has not witnessed since. Holland of the quorum of the twelve apostles explained that the book of acts teaches how the resurrected lord directs authorized ministers of the church on the earth through the ministration of the holy ghost. The god of glory appeared to our father abraham when he was in mesopotamia. Luke told us how the church was formed by the gift of the holy spirit and baptism and gathered around the apostles teaching and now moves on to narrate examples of the apostles ministry in jerusalem.
It was the day on which the holy spirit made a unique visit. Here is a bible study, commentary, and summary of acts chapter two. The events of this chapter begin as the 12 apostles 1. An understandable version of acts translation by william e. Preparation for the coming of the spirit, chapter 1 1. He probably wrote down many notes during the voyage. Acts 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. When the day of pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. The lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles in jerusalem, chapters 17 a. Acts 2 commentary mark dunagan commentary on the bible. Acts 2 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. The book of acts records the beginning of the church, the birth of the church. Luke is the writer, as he states in his introduction v.
Jews came to jerusalem from the far reaches of the roman empire to worship god for this oneday event. But ye shall receive power, after that the holy ghost is come upon you. The day of pentecost being arrived, and the disciples assembled, the holy spirit descended as a mighty rushing wind, and in the likeness of fiery tongues sat upon them. This verse by verse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Christ having ordered them not to depart thence, but to wait for the pouring out of the holy spirit. It was the day on which the holy spirit made a unique visit to the earth. Paul goes to jerusalem and is arrested, chapter 21. The unity of the spirit felt by the first christians when the. The lord directs the church through the ministration of the holy ghost. Acts 2 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations.
Sir william ramsay, archaeologist who started his career to prove luke to be in error, offered this testimony as a result of his research. The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke. Between the promise of the messiah even the latest of those promises and his coming many ages intervened. Im not sure exactly which sunday marching into january, but we will do that. Acts 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this.
Apr 10, 2016 this passage in which peter and john heal a lame man is the first scene in the book of acts after the story of pentecost in chapter 2. Acts 2 the holy spirit is poured out on the church a. Sir william ramsay, after making a critical study of lukes writings, declared that luke was the greatest historian, ancient or modern. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. We will after the first of the year actually begin a verse by verse study of the book of acts. Acts of the apostles outline studies in primitive christianity. An account of persons from various countries who there present, and were astonished to hear the apostles. The holy spirit coming in power shows that this too is the day the kingdom is. The book of acts bible study guide chapter 1 online. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Acts chapter 2 begins with the feast of pentecost, which was a religious custom that jews celebrated.
The about a hundred and twenty disciples, including the apostles, among whom peter stood up acts 1. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. He paralleled this with the beginning of jesus heavenly ministry with the spirit baptism of his disciples acts 2.
Here is a bible study, commentary, and summary of acts chapter seven. Thus, we are going to outline this chapter, then discuss the major points of it, and concentrate on some often overlooked and wrongly taught things in this chapter. Acts 2 indepth verse by verse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 2 in plain english. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 2 acts the beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church table of contents scripture passage page 1. The apostles had the holy spirit come upon them acts 2. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Several of the quotes within the passage occur throughout the book of acts. Jesus postresurrection appearances and ascension 1. The initial experience of the filling of the holy spirit. A good study bible we recommend the following features.
This would indicate it was matthew, mark, luke, or john. Personal repentance and new life through baptism must lead to a committed group of believers who share their property and wealth, and take care of each other. The book of acts bible study guide chapter 1 online bible. Acts 2 commentary albert barnes notes on the whole bible. This study is indepth but uses easytounderstand english and a question and answer format that will engage you. Concise presentation notes by charles dailey black underlined words match words in the bible text. May 25, 2016 here is a bible study, commentary, and summary of acts chapter seven. Nov 01, 2017 highlights from chapter 1 of acts of the apostles.
Acts 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Jesus commissions his disciples to receive the holy ghost, then to preach his gospel to the world. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. This event is designated in the bible as the day of pentecost acts 2. The book of genesis records the origin of the spiritual body which we designate as the church. Acts 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole.847 376 1437 98 304 1362 259 290 1212 563 1190 1490 654 310 1145 1215 286 494 297 1052 1182 658 161 5 992 1426 967 115 1316 394 748 606 437 178 467 341 1034